The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Thursday that major league outfielder Zoilo Almonte has been transferred to the Thunder active roster to begin an injury rehab assignment. He is expected to be in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the divsional round playoff series against Binghamton tonight (Thursday).
Almonte, who played for Trenton in 2011 and 2012, is working his way back from a left ankle sprain that has had him on the Yankees DL since July 20. He made his MLB debut with New York this June and played in 26 games, batting .261 with one home run and nine RBI.
The 24-year-old was named an Eastern League Season Ending All-Star in 2012 when he batted .277 with 21 homers and 70 RBI in 106 games played. Almonte played in every Thunder postseason game last year (eight total) and smashed two long balls and drove in ten runs.